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Ben Lui from Tyndrum

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in Stirlingshire, Scotland, about 15.70km (9.76 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 7:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 864m (2834ft)
Loss 876m (2874ft)
Max. Elevation 1110m (3641ft)
Elevation (total) 1740m (5708ft)
Start & End
Tyndrum Lower Station
Distance 15.70km
(9.76mi)
Duration ~7:00h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 15 Jul 2009
Ben Lui (also spelt Beinn Laoigh) is a beautiful mountain, its twin ridges surrounding the dramatic Coire Gaothach. This steep corrie can look imposing as you head in, especially as it holds the winter snow late into spring. There are good paths leading to the summit when you reach the corrie, although this is still a serious mountain -mountain experience necessary, especially if the forecast is poor. Watch out for the rivers too, which can swell rapidly and make crossing hazardous.

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid NN327306
Start the walk from Tyndrum Lower Station. If your train passes Tyndrum Upper Station, this is just a short walk away through the village. Take the path leading through the woods towards the River Cononish.
OS Grid NN316286
At the river, the path meets the track coming in from Dalrigh. The stunning Coire Gaothach makes its first appearance here. Follow the track along the river and past Cononish Farm.
About 2.32 km (~1.44 miles) from
OS Grid NN282273
The track ends at Allt an Rund. Find a place to cross the river, and head into Coire Gaothach.
About 3.59 km (~2.23 miles) from
OS Grid NN272267
From the corrie floor, it is possible to ascend via the north or southern ridge of Ben Lui. There are paths either way; the more popular ascent is to bear right and scramble on to Stob Garbh.
About 1.17 km (~0.73 miles) from
OS Grid NN265263
The ridge continues round to the summit, at a height of 1130m. For the super fit, the south-westerly ridge offers a second Munro, Beinn a' Chleibh. But remember you are going back the same way - and it's a fair old hike!
About 0.79 km (~0.49 miles) from
OS Grid NN272265
It's possible to descend via either side, and return to Coire Gaothach and the path home. Don't follow the steep edge of the ridge, but head down towards Coire an t-Sneachda, from where a path contours round towards Stob an Tighe Aird.
About 0.77 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid NN302283
Same path home. At the farm, you can see Beinn Chuirn, with the old works left over from the gold mining times a short way up.
About 3.46 km (~2.15 miles) from
OS Grid NN332299
The path takes you back to Tyndrum Lower Station. If you need supplies or a cup of tea/pint of beer, continue past the station into the village. The hotel bars are a good place for a filling feed or a wee dram.
About 3.34 km (~2.08 miles) from

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